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The Process of Disputing a Will

The loss of a loved one can be a traumatic time, and it could be more emotionally trying if someone in the family feels they haven't been adequately provided for in a will. In some circumstances, you can challenge a will. So when can you successfully challenge a will,...

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What to do if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident

If you have been injured in a motor accident in New South Wales, you may be able to access benefits available under the compulsory third party scheme (CTP scheme). Compulsory third-party insurance (also known as ‘greenslip insurance’) is mandatory for all registered...

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Dealing with deceased estates – Executor duties

After a person dies someone has to look after the assets of that person and pay the person's debts. Although the person is no longer here, his or her affairs must be finalised and the person to finalise the affairs is appointed by the Will of the deceased. Where a...

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Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870)

The Department of Home Affairs recently introduced the Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (TSPV). The TSPV provides another alternative for parents to reunite with their children and grandchildren who reside in Australia. It allows parents of Australian citizens,...

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How Do You Claim Compensation for a Work-Related Injury?

If you’ve been injured at work, an experienced lawyer can help you through the complex claims process and provide advice about the benefits you’re entitled to. In this article, we answer some key questions arising from workplace injuries. Claiming compensation for...

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Things to know before buying a property at auction

Buying a property at auction is different from a private sale. You’ll be bidding against other people in public and if you’re the highest bidder, you have to pay the deposit and sign the contract immediately. There’s also no cooling-off period. So you have to be sure...

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Fatal Work Claims – Workers Compensation Death Benefits

A fatal workplace accident has a devastating impact on all concerned and, most distressingly, the deceased worker’s family. Those who tragically lost a family member through a workplace accident may be entitled to financial compensation. While no amount of money can...

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Making a Will if capacity is in question

It is well known that a Will is a legal document which sets out how a person wants their assets to be distributed once they die. If you are over the age of 18 you can make a Will - provided you have capacity. In general terms a person will have the necessary capacity...

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Compensation for a work injury damages claim

Workers compensation law is aimed at supporting workers who are injured, aggravate a pre-existing injury or condition, or become ill as a consequence of: performing their usual work duties on or off work premises; an incident arising out of their employment;...

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GST and Residential Property Transactions

The responsibility for remitting Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) generally falls on the party making the ‘supply’. In a property transaction, this has traditionally meant the vendor or developer (supplier), unless the contract...

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